Israel Institute Study Abroad Scholarship
The Israel Institute is awarding scholarships of $4,000 to students with excellent records of achievement who have been accepted to the MA in Israel Studies program. Scholarships are awarded for one year, though students may apply for continued funding for subsequent years.
The Israel Institute will interview the candidates with the best applications after the June 14 deadline and selections will be made upon completion of the interviews.
For additional information please see the Israel Institute website .
Need-Based Financial Aid
Each year a limited number of students will be granted financial aid based on need. Students who are in financial need are encouraged to submit an application.
In addition to the financial aid application, students must submit the following:
Your application will be returned to you if any pertinent information is left blank or if you do not submit all requested supporting documentation by the deadline stated in the guidelines.
The Financial Aid Committee will not look at a scholarship application unless the applicant has completed his or her application to the International School and has been accepted. You are welcome to submit an application for financial aid at the time you submit your application for admission. However,your financial aid application will only be reviewed after the semester deadline.
Application deadline: April 15 for full-year programs
Financial aid awards will cover between 10% -30% of tuition fees.
Need-Based Financial Aid Application
MASA Scholarship Program
The Jewish Agency for Israelin partnership with the Israeli government is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity entitled "MASA," which means "Journey" in Hebrew. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term Israel program (minimum of five months, meaning either fall and spring semester or one semester plusIntensive Ulpanbefore the start of semester). Jewish students ages 18-30 are eligible for the scholarship.
All eligible students are guaranteed a scholarship for their long-term program in Israel. The amount of thescholarship depends on the student's age, country of origin, and financial background. Please clickhereto visit the MASA website and to find out exactly how much scholarship you are eligible to receive.
Students can apply for a MASA scholarship by completing the application on theMASA website. Upon completion of the application, a PDF file of the application will be sent to you via e-mail. You will need to print the completed application, sign it, and then return the scholarshipapplication to the International School at the University of Haifa. The International School will then confirm your acceptance to the program and send the application to the Jewish Agency. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must have already completed your application to the International School at the University of Haifa and been accepted. You are welcome to submit your MASA scholarship application to the University of Haifa at the same time as your application for admission.
MASA applications must be received by the MASA office no less than 60 days before the start of the program. Because applications must first be sent to the International School, students should plan to have their application received in Haifa no later than 70 days before the start of the program. All students who receive a scholarship from MASA are required to study Hebrew and participate in theVolunteer Programas well associal activities.
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Cultural and Scientific Relations Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships for the University of Haifa's Intensive Summer Ulpan as well as the year overseas program or a research grant. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
American Zionist Movement Helyn B. Reich Scholarship
Each year, the American Zionist Movement grants scholarships to a limited number of students who demonstrate past pro-Israel activity and a commitment to future involvement with Israel and the Jewish community. Financial need will also be considered, though more emphasis will be placed on merit.
Recipients of the Helyn B. Reich Scholarship will be expected to remain involved with the American Zionist Movement following their return to the United States.
The scholarship applicationmust be filled out online on theAZM website.The deadline to apply is June 8.
American Jewish League for Israel
The American Jewish League for Israel provides up to $2,000 for an American student to spend the year in Israel attending one of seven universities, including the University of Haifa. Scholarships are based on merit. To learn more about the scholarship, and to download an application, please visit thewebsiteof the American Jewish League for Israel.
Bernice and Gordon Brown Scholarships
This scholarship is open to Montreal residents who have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement. Students must study for a full year at the University of Haifa. Preference will be given to students who have not been to Israel. Candidates must plan to return to Montreal to participate in the Jewish community. Please see thewebsitefor more details.
U.S. Federal Financial Aid
The University of Haifa participates in the United States Department of Education Student Financial Assistance Programs. Students who are enrolled at a US institution of higher education can use their US federal financial aid (Stafford loans, PLUS/SLS loans) to help pay for their education at the University of Haifa. The University of Haifa is not able to provide US federal financial aid directly to students. Instead, you must continue to receive financial aid from your home university. Please visit the financial aid office and/or study abroad office at your home university for more information. Most likely your home university willask the University of Haifa to sign a consortium agreement. This agreement allows your home university to continue disbursing financial aid while you study abroad at the University of Haifa.
Please note that sudents who are not yet enrolled in a university in the U.S. will not be able to access federal financial aid to study in the International School at the University of Haifa.The University of Haifa'sOPE Identification number is 01045600 or G10456.
Other Financial Aid Resources
We strongly recommend that students applying to the MA programs explore the following scholarship opportunities: